Thursday, April 25, 2024

New deputy for Cessnock council


Cessnock City Council has a new Deputy Mayor, with Councillor James Hawkins elected to the position following a vote of elected councillors.

Councillor Hawkins is currently serving his third term on Council representing Ward A and is the Chair of the Local Traffic Committee.

He said he would use his experience to support Council teams as they continue to deliver upgraded infrastructure to keep pace with the expansion of the city.

“It’s great to see so many projects being funded to go ahead to construction for the benefit of our rate payers and our community,” Cr Hawkins said.

“I’ll be supporting our teams as we continue to deliver the upgraded infrastructure to keep pace with the expansion of our city. It’s an exciting time to be in Cessnock!

“There are a lot of big-ticket projects in the pipeline and I’m looking forward to playing a leading role in delivering top quality outcomes for our community.”

Cessnock City Mayor, Jay Suvaal congratulated Councillor Hawkins on his election to the leadership team and thanked outgoing Deputy Mayor, John Moores. 

“James has always been a passionate advocate for Ward A and as Deputy Mayor he’ll be spreading that enthusiasm right across the LGA. I’m sure he will be supportive of the great work our council are delivering every day,” Mayor Suvaal said.

“I’d also like to thank Councillor John Moores for his dedication and service as deputy mayor over the past 18 months.”

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